Round The World In Seven Days
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|Author||: Herbert Strang|
|Editor||: Wildside Press LLC|
Herbert Strang was the pseudonym of two English authors, George Herbert Ely (1866-1958) and Charles James L'Estrange (1867-1947). They specialized in writing adventure stories for boys.
|Author||: Herbert STRANG (pseud.)|
|Author||: Nellie Bly|
|Editor||: Graphic Arts Books|
“She was part of the ‘stunt girl’ movement that was very important in the 1880s and 1890s as these big, mass-circulation yellow journalism papers came into the fore.” –Brooke Kroeger Around the World in Seventy-Two Days (1890) is a travel narrative by American investigative journalist Nellie Bly. Proposed as a recreation of the journey undertaken by Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days (1873), Bly’s journey was covered in Joseph Pulitzer’s popular newspaper the New York World, inspiring countless others to attempt to surpass her record. At the time, readers at home were encouraged to estimate the hour and day of Bly’s arrival, and a popular board game was released in commemoration of her undertaking. Embarking from Hoboken, noted investigative journalist Nellie Bly began a voyage that would take her around the globe. Bringing only a change of clothes, money, and a small travel bag, Bly travelled by steamship and train through England, France—where she met Jules Verne—Italy, the Suez Canal, Ceylon, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan. Sending progress reports via telegraph, she made small reports back home while recording her experiences for publication upon her return. Despite several setbacks due to travel delays in Asia, Bly managed to beat her estimated arrival time by several days despite making unplanned detours, such as visiting a Chinese leper colony, along the way. Unbeknownst to Bly, her trip had inspired Cosmopolitan’s Elizabeth Brisland to make a similar circumnavigation beginning on the exact day, launching a series of copycat adventures by ambitious voyagers over the next few decades. Despite being surrounded by this air of popularity and competition, however, Bly took care to make her journey worthwhile, showcasing her skill as a reporter and true pioneer of investigative journalism. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Nellie Bly’s Around the World in Seventy-Two Days is a classic work of American travel literature reimagined for modern readers.
|Author||: Michael Palin|
In this now classic tale of adventure, Michael Palin follows in Phileas Foggs footsteps around the World. From the opulence of the Orient Express to the stench of a Venetian refuse collection boat, Michael Palin recounts his experiences in a witty and vivid manner, transporting the reader into his often joyous, occasionally chaotic but always exciting world. A wealth of new cultures and experiences combine to make this book a must for any would-be traveller. AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS was originally published in hardback in October 1989 and then in paperback in July 1991. Since then, Michael Palin has written POLE TO POLE and FULL CIRCLE, firmly establishing himself as an intrepid explorer and entertaining travel writer, whose now world-renowned reputation speaks for itself.
|Author||: Jules Verne|
The extraordinary and wonderful adventures which befall Phileas Fogg and his servant Passepartout when they set out to win a bet by going round the world in eighty days.
|Author||: Nikolaĭ Alekseevich Ivashint︠s︡ov|
|Editor||: University of Alaska Press|
One of the keys to the early history of countries bordering the Pacific Ocean is shipping. In isolated Russian America or Kamchatka, Australia, Spanish California or the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands the movement of ships was history itself. Ships brought supplies and took away colonial products, transported new personnel or those who were departing, provided communication with the motherland and other establishments, and made possible the exploration, settlement or exploitation of new areas. Thus, their comings and goings provide firm dates, and a frame of reference for various facts. If this or that official came on a certain ship, the date can usually be ascertained, or vice versa; information about the voyage may indicated from whence he came, and when. Other passengers or ship personnel may be seen as contracts, or may have written about the voyage. Such details can also indicate just when certain instructions reached the homeland. Thus can be avoided the error of some writers who treat exchanges of information in the light of modern instant communications, whereas there was always a lag of many months. For reconstruction of the history of the Russian colonies in North America this historical auxiliary can be particularly useful in the absence of other information. Compilations of shipping data therefore prove their worth, and in this volume, the earliest and in many ways still the best guide to the remarkable series of circumnavigations undertaken by Russia in the first half of the last century deserves to be brought from obscurity.
|Author||: Ivan Fedorovich Kruzenshtern|
|Author||: Herbert Strang|
Lieutenant George Underhill, commanding H.M. surveying ship Albatross, had an unpleasant shock when he turned out of his bunk at daybreak one morning. The barometer stood at 29.41'. For two or three days the vessel had encountered dirty weather, but there had been signs of improvement when he turned in, and it was decidedly disconcerting to find that the glass had fallen. His vessel was a small one, and he was a little uneasy at the prospect of being caught by a cyclone while in the imperfectly-charted waters of the Solomon Islands. He was approaching the eastern shore of Ysabel Island, whose steep cliffs were covered with a lurid bank of cloud. If the shore was like those of the other islands of the group, it would be, he knew, a maze of bays, islets, barrier reefs, and intricate channels amid which, even in calm weather, a vessel would run a considerable risk of grounding, a risk that would be multiplied in a storm. Anxiously noting the weather signs, Underhill hoped that he might reach a safe anchorage before the threatening cyclone burst upon him.
|Author||: Susannah Gill,Mike Antoniades|
Running Around The World will take you on an adventure, inspire you to run and help you believe that anything is possible in a world where we can all be amazing. From those who enjoy a Saturday morning parkrun, to marathon runners and everyone in between, there is much to be learnt from this book about the physical and mental components of training, competing and succeeding. World Marathon Challenge is a special adventure which only a few are ever likely to take on but which all of us can enjoy with this engaging book. The reader will be taken on a whistle-stop global tour, from the icy cold snow of Antarctica all the way around the world to the warmth of Miami's South Beach. The expert advice and honesty from the authors will help any runner, or aspiring runner, understand how to achieve their potential. This book is the inspiration you need to lace up your trainers and head out for a run. It might just change your entire outlook on life.
|Author||: Daniel Defoe,Howard Maynadier|
|Author||: Nicholas Best|
December 7, 1941: One of those rare days in world history that people remember exactly where they were, what they were doing, and how they felt when they heard the news. Marlene Dietrich, Clark Gable, and James Cagney were in Hollywood. Kurt Vonnegut was in the bath, and Dwight D. Eisenhower was napping. Kirk Douglas was a waiter in New York, getting nowhere with Lauren Bacall. Ed Murrow was preparing for a round of golf in Washington. In Seven Days of Infamy, historian Nicholas Best uses fascinating individual perspectives to relate the story of Japan’s momentous attack on Pearl Harbor and its global repercussions in tense, dramatic style. But he doesn’t stop there. Instead, Best takes readers on an unprecedented journey through the days surrounding the attack, providing a snapshot of figures around the world—from Ernest Hemingway on the road in Texas to Jack Kennedy playing touch football in Washington; Mao Tse-tung training his forces in Yun’an and the Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe cheering as the United States entered the war. Offering a human look at an event that would forever alter the global landscape, Seven Days of Infamy chronicles one of the most extraordinary weeks in world history.
|Author||: Jules Verne|
|Editor||: Scholastic Inc.|
In 1872 Phileas Fogg wins a bet by traveling around the world in seventy-nine days, twenty-three hours, and fifty-seven minutes.